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  1. A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Carl Wieman

    Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference October 10-12, 2011Carl Wieman Keynote PresentationCognitive psychology research What is the learning we want? How is it achieved? II. Education research Data from classrooms III. Institutional change—undergraduate STEM...

  2. Active Learning Classrooms as a Lever for Improving Undergraduate Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Robert McMaster

    Panel discussion participant at the Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation October 10-12, 2011 ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota

  3. Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman

    This grade 3 lesson introduces students to the basic structures of plants and their functions. Students are challenged to create paper flowers that turn colors through processes that mimics how real plants function.

  4. Biofuel Candle Comparison Lab

    20 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels

    This basic lab was developed to be used in a non-science classroom to help start student thinking about energy densities of different fuels in mathematical terms. The main objective is to get middle and high school math students to quantify observations of candles made from petroleum based fuels...

  5. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Kari Clase

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  6. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Kari Clase

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  7. Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...

  8. Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Michael Fosmire, Ruth E Wertz

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F1 In our increasingly knowledge-based society, the focus of engineering education has changed dramatically, de-emphasizing specialized content skills and rote problem solving and concentrating on processes and habits of...

  9. Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty, James Daniel Lehman, Venkatesh Merwade

    This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.

  10. Designing the Invitational Envirnonment

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell

  11. Designing the Invitational Envirnonment

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell

  12. Dog gone it!

    08 Jun 2015 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, Todd Richard Kelley, Chell Nyquist, James Daniel Lehman

    This design challenge, for students in grade 3, focuses on simple and compound machines. The objective of the challenge is to design a compound machine to help a large breed of dog to get into and out of the back of a car.

  13. Drink Pouch

    11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, Alyssa Panitch, Kari Clase, Tahira Reid, Nancy Irene Tyrie, James Daniel Lehman

    This 3rd grade design activity is focused on creating a drink pouch that can keep a drink cool in the hot sun.

  14. Earthen Dam Design Task

    03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Venkatesh Merwade, James Daniel Lehman

    This grade 3 design task focuses on earth materials and the construction of an earthen dam.

  15. Exploring Whirligigs

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman

    This inquiry lesson, for grades 3-4, involves students conducting a fair test investigation to determine the way an object (a whirligig) falls through the air and how this fall depends on its mass, surface area, and other factors. This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson developed by...

  16. Goals and Strategies of a Problem Based Learning Facilitator

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-basedlearning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies ofan expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished throughinteraction analysis using video...

  17. Goals and Strategies of a Problem Based Learning Facilitator

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-basedlearning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies ofan expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished throughinteraction analysis using video...

  18. GREENergy PBL Website Links

    31 Aug 2011 | External Link | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels, Georgia L Everett, Melissa D. Keown

    This problem based unit has students devise a way to use reclaimed and degraded land in their community to create a green energy source in the form of biofuel. The unit has a preliminary time line of 3 weeks, but may take a little more time.The unit is designed for Advanced Placement...

  19. Hydroelectricity

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Mike Arvola, Joe Brennan, Christine Marie Dora

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation Hydroelectricity by Team Watt-er

  20. Institutional Course Redesign

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Marne George Helgesen, Frank J Dooley, Tomalee Doan, Donalee H Attardo

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D2This presentation addresses policy, implementation, design, sustainability, research and institutional cultural change for a unique and compelling course transformation program. This program bases its transformation on...